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Germany, Poland Advance to Semifinals of Men's Handball World Championships

Torsten Jansen has scored six goals to lead host Germany to a 27-25 win over defending champion Spain and into the semifinals of the men's Handball World Championships in Cologne.

Jansen scored his team's last two goals Tuesday, including a penalty with one minute left. Germany led 15-12 at half-time, but Spain tied the match with 10 minutes left before Germany pulled out the win.

In Hamburg, Poland also advanced to the final-four with a narrow 28-27 win over Russia. Karol Bielecki led Poland with seven goals and goalkeeper Slawomir Szmal saved two penalty shots in the last four minutes to seal the win.

In the late quarterfinals, Iceland is playing Denmark in Hamburg, while France is challenging Croatia in Cologne.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.